A charity boss has received one of the highest possible honours at the social care Oscars.
Tracy Peers, the head of operations at St Asaph-based Cartref Ni Ltd, which supports 35 adults in Denbighshire, Conwy and Flintshire, won the coveted Spirit of Care Award at the Wales Care Awards.
Tracey, who has been the company for 21 years, also won a silver award for Leadership and Management in Support Living at the ceremony at City Hall in Cardiff.
Mother of two Tracy, 47, who lives in Prestatyn, has worked in the social care sector for 30 years.
According to Tracy, she is in a privileged position to help in providing a “person-centred approach” to assist people to lead independent lives, whatever challenges they face. (more…)
A highly-regarded care home manager’s dedication has been recognised with a gold award.
Sarah McCowan, 40, who runs the Hillside residential home in Pontypridd which caters for adults with mental health problems, was honoured at the prestigious Wales Care Awards..
She was a finalist at the annual Wales Care Awards at Cardiff City Hall, organised by Care Forum Wales, where she came up trumps in the category for Promoting Fulfilled Lives was sponsored by Boots.
Sarah has been involved in the social care sector since the age of 17, and with her sister had previously owned and run a private residential home for adults with learning difficulties and autism. She shadowed another home manager for three months before taking up her present position with Ucan Care Ltd in May 2014. (more…)